Wazzu Skunks Beavers
Shots came freely, relatively speaking, for the Washington State University soccer team on Friday night - at least in the first half. That is when the Cougars peppered the Oregon State defense and goalkeeper with seven shots to the Beavers single shot. One of those seven went into the net and gave the Cougars all the scoring they would need in a 1-0 win over Oregon State in Corvallis. With the win, the Cougars improve to 12-4-1 overall and hold on to third place at 4-1-1 in conference play.
In the first half, Wazzu's defense allowed an early shot on goal but then shut down Oregon State for the remainder of the half. Meanwhile, the Cougars came out firing and blitzed the Beavers with shots as Wazzu fired off five shots in the half before hitting the sixth when senior Kiersten Dallstream's shot hit the post and true freshman Brandi Vega corralled the rebound and fired it into the net for her fifth goal of the season and a 1-0 Cougar lead going into halftime.
Wazzu made that goal stand up all the way through the second half as the Beavers got more defensive and offensive - allowing only five Cougar shots while taking five shots themselves. But, in the end, Wazzu held them off for the victory.
For the match, the Cougars outshot the Beavers by a 12-6 margin.
Washington State University continues the 2009 season against Oregon at 1pm on Sunday, November 1 at Eugene
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